Does a mother in law with full fledged Alzeheimer's be able to vote in the upcoming election?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
Depends on her level of competency and the laws in her state.
- Tmess2Lv 71 month ago
There is a legal process for declaring somebody incompetent. Her mental condition (making certain assumptions about what you mean by "full-fledged" Alzheimer) may currently be poor enough to support a court making that finding if an interested party (doctor, social worker, family member) petitioned the court to have a guardian appointed.
In many states, if a person is declared legally incompetent, they are ineligible to vote. However, an election authority does not have the power to remove a voter from the voting rolls merely because the election authority believes that the person is incompetent.
- Beverly SLv 71 month ago
Legally yes... morally no.
- SallyLv 51 month ago
yes, she can. So can AOC.
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- Jeff DLv 71 month ago
If she's been declared mentally incompetent by a court, she will lose her right to vote in many states.
- David B.Lv 71 month ago
Having Alzheimer's does not disqualify someone from their right to vote as far as I'm aware.
- W.T. DoorLv 71 month ago
Sure, if they can remember what they are supposed to do while inside the voting booth.
However, more often in Democrat run parts of the USA people with mental disabilities, people in comas, and dead people have the task of voting accomplished for them by DNC operatives ...... though the voters don't know they voted.
- SandyLv 71 month ago
good question. it depends on whether the election judges let someone in the voting booth with her. legally they aren't supposed to. but if they did let that person in the booth, that person could "vote" for her and then go vote for themselves. I'm sure that's happened in Cali more than a few times.
- 1 month ago
There is no law saying she cannot vote.
- Anonymous1 month ago
She has the right to vote.
Whether she "can" vote or not depends on her level of function.
Ethically speaking, her caregiver can and should help her vote if:
1) She understands what she is doing - choosing between candidates; and
2) She understands that the candidate(s) with the most votes will take office.
If she doesn't understand these two basic things, it may be considered unethical to assist her in voting.